Happy Promote an Author Tuesday! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Deborah Garner.
Molly Elliott’s quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie’s bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful – that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.
Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly’s past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?
About Deborah Garner
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.
Questions with the Author
Is there a book you wish you had written? (Someone used “Harry Potter” as an example)
I would love to have written Chocolat, by Joanne Harris, or any of her other books. She creates such unique settings and rich characters.
What is your favorite story about your childhood that the family tells over and over?
When I was in preschool we had a raspberry bush in the backyard of our house. My father loved the berries, but I always managed to pick the bush clean before he was able to get any. To this day, we buy raspberries and joke that no one else will get a chance to have any. And often they don’t.
What’s on your bucket list?
I don’t really have a bucket list. For the most part, I live day to day. But I would like to take another cross-country road trip. And I have many more stories to tell.
Where would your main character go on vacation?
Molly Elliott, the protagonist in Cranberry Bluff, would probably not go on vacation, since she’s just moved 3,000 miles to start a new life. Then again, she just might have to take a trip with a certain guest who stays at her bed and breakfast… I’d say maybe to Paris or Tuscany.
What is the one thing you can’t live without? That one must have item?
Peace and quiet. Too much chaos and sensory overload turn me into a crazy person. I need a certain amount of seclusion and silence to stay sane.
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